The Musicaliferous Day

Album: Singin' In Our Own Backyard

Lyrics

v1) Mama don’t ‘low no music playin’ around here, no Mama don’t ‘low no music playin’ around here We don’t care what Mama don’t ‘low, gonna play that music anyhow Mama don’t ‘low no music playin’ around here

"I tried to play as quietly as I could, but when you’re having a musicaliferous day... that music’s just gotta come out somehow!"

v2) Now, Mama don’t ‘low no guitar pickin’ ‘round here Now, Mama don’t ‘low no guitar pickin’ ‘round here We don’t care what Mama don’t ‘low, gonna pick that old guitar anyhow Mama don’t ‘low no guitar pickin’ ‘round here

"Well, mom took my guitar away, but then I remembered dad’s old mandolin stuck away in the closet!"

v3) Now, Mama don’t ‘low no mandolin pickin’ ‘round here Yes, Mama don’t ‘low no mandolin pickin’ ‘round here We don’t care what Mama don’t ‘low, gonna pick that mandolin any old how Mama don’t ‘low no mandolin pickin’ ‘round here

"So Mom took away the mandolin and told me to go play with some toys instead till supper was ready, but when you’re having a musicaliferous day ... that music’s just gotta come out somehow!"

v4) Mama don’t ‘low no toybox dancin’ here Mama don’t ‘low no toybox dancin’ here We don’t care what Mama don’t ‘low, gonna dance on the toybox anyhow Mama don’t ‘low no toybox dancin’ here

"Then mom called me for supper and figured she’d have some peace and quiet for a change, but when you’re having a musicaliferous day... that music’s just gotta come out somehow! And it did! I was all ready to take my first spoonful when ... hey!"

v5) Mama don’t ‘low no spoon playing ‘round here Mama don’t ‘low no spoon playing ‘round here We don’t care what Mama don’t ‘low, gonna play those old spoons anyhow Mama don’t ‘low no spoon playing ‘round here

"Mom took my spoons, but was afraid I’d eat with my hands which is impolite especially since we were having split pea soup, so she sent me to my room to do my homework. But there’s one thing she didn’t take, and when you’re having a musicaliferous day ... that music’s just gotta come out somehow!"

v6) Now, Mama don’t ‘low no body music ‘round here, no Mama don’t ‘low no body music ‘round here We don’t care what Mama don’t ‘low, gonna play that body music anyhow Mama don’t ‘low no body music ‘round here

"I heard some stomping coming down the hall and I braced myself for the worst, but then a strange thing happened! Mom showed up in the doorway with a banjo and a big grin on her face, cuz when you’re having a musicaliferous day... that music’s just gotta come out somehow! And it just kinda gets all over everything and everyone, I guess."

v7) Now Mama just loves that music playin’ ‘round here Mama just loves that music playin’ ‘round here Now we’re pickin’ them strings with a Nashville sound Gonna turn the whole town upside down Mama just loves that music playin’ ‘round here

"Cuz when you’re having a musicaliferous day... that music’s just gotta come out somehow!"

Credit

trad'l, arranged and adapted by Jack Pearson © 1994 Jack Pearson, OtterTunity Inc. - BMI